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history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >> you can see how she does in the 2013 miss america competition tonight at nine right here on abc7. something else you can expect. tomorrow some bart riders will be a bit underdressed as in they will not be wearing any pants. organizers improv everywhere have declared tomorrow to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon with a group photo planned
contestant making history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is going to be the first contestant with autism. >> reporter: she is an incredible woman. she is the first contestant with autism. and the youngest contestant. and she's not letting any of it keep her from her dream. in a competition filled with smiles, struts and sass, the reigning miss montana looks like she fits right in. >> holy crap. i'm going to be on miss america. >> reporter: but fitting in has never been easy for 18-year-old alexis wineman. >> growing up, i was alone a lot. i barely hung out with anyone. and that's because i was afraid of being laughed at. >> reporter: she is the first miss america contestant to be diagnosed with autism, which was discovered when she was just 11 years old. >> i would stay in my room for hours, not wanting to talk to anyone. >> reporter: even though she was considered highly functioning, she said she was ridiculed because of her speech impediment and intense shyness. >> the girl you're seeing right now, is not the same girl you would have seen ten years ago. i've overcome so many of my symp
proposal in washington. with us now is alexi, noah's uncle. i understand you had concerns that your voice, your family's voice was not being heard by the white house. you just heard from them moments ago. what did they say? >> that's correct. the white house contacted me on my way -- while i was on my way to the show. i had sent an e-mail about eight days ago to an aide of president obama asking questions about whether the families would have an opportunity to speak about the proposal. and an opportunity to be heard. and i never received a response to that e-mail. according to the call i just received, it was a miscommunication at the white house. and that's why there was no response to the e-mail. they apologized for that. >> why do you think they reached out to you now? one of our producers called them today in anticipation of the interview to get a comment and i think the associated press also ran a story on it, too. do you think that's what did it? >> i think to help them understand the situation better in terms of the family's desire to speak to vice president biden. my understanding
to become miss america. but for most of her early life, alexis weinman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> her parents knew there was something wrong but their small town of cutbank, montana didn't have the resources to help them figure out what it was. at the age of 11, a doctor finally put a name to her condition. pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent but very quiet. socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically, they don't end up becoming beauty queens either but she says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to accept myself and my autism and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> she entered the miss montana pageant as a way to problem she could do anything. >> i fell in love with the program, good thing too because i won. i wasn't expecting to win but it's funny how things work
on to wisconsin. we'll send it back to alexis davies in for danella. >>> thank you, two southbound lanes are closed on route 355 wisconsin avenue between cumberland avenue and dorset avenue. elsewhere, 270 seeing delays as you head out of frederick this morning and as you approach the [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles, yellow mustard and bubbly melted cheese. all piled-high on our signature freshly baked bread. made hot, toasty and just for you. and don't be afraid to put your spin on this deli style deliciousity -- add your favorite ingredients, like spicy jalapeƑos or crisp green peppers. get to your local subway and taste some perfect pastrami today! subway. eat fresh. >>> good morning, sun just now coming up over the potomac and a clearing sky. live view and the sun will be with us throughout the rest of the daylight hours with temperatures struggle to get above freezing over the next hour so right now reagan national at 31. elsewhere, down into the low to mid
'm here with alexis from new york. >> do you pick out anywhere in the world, where would it be? >> you know, i went to one of the most beautiful places on earth that i have ever seen before. they're called the maldives. you go to dubai. it's way in the middle of nowhere, but it's the most beautiful -- >> a long way. >> it's the most beautiful islands you have err seen. the water is blue. i loved it. >> that's my favorite spot. >> i didn't understand. any place i have never been before? >> yeah. any place -- if you can go anywhere in the world that you haven't been before, where would you go? >> i would like to go to australia. have i never been, and i have never met an aussie i didn't love. >> no kidding. >> we got to run, sweetie. good enough for hugh jackman, it's good fluff for me. >> beauty can be skin deep. this is that segment where they -- kathie lee and i are going to tell you how you can look seven years younger. >> wear going to have you stepping out in style with the hottest fashion trends in the new year. >> how to throw the ultimate golden globe party. miss, this seat's av
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